Featured New Book: The Rest is Up to You by Matt Schroeder


We’re back after a short hiatus… this feature is all about you guys, and your desire to participate, remember. Keep on spreading the word… I love meeting new folk.

Like Matt Schroeder. He came to me … shoot, I don’t remember how. Doesn’t matter; he’s here now, with his book, The Rest is Up to You.


Matt, what song makes you think of your book?

The Greatest By Kenny Rogers

Matt didn’t say anything else, which makes me think this is a self-explanatory song. I linked to a lyrics video if this is a new one to you, as it was to me.

So what’s the book about?

Sometimes, horrible things happen to good people, but the outcomes of those life-changing events often depend upon the motivation of the individual to overcome the hardships. Ohio State graduate and motivational speaker, Matthew Schroeder, rose above his own personal tragedy, and his compelling story is one worth hearing, for it comes from his heart.

In 1997 on a frigid and rainy December afternoon, Matt was driving himself to work, significantly slower than the posted speed limit, when his tires spun out on a sheet of black ice, and he wrapped his vehicle around an electrical power pole. The transformer then fell on top of Matthew’s vehicle, pinning him helplessly inside.

Pick up a copy for yourself!

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Signed copies can be obtained directly from Matt. If you choose the signed copy option please send me a private message at, matt at mattschroeder.org and details will be exchanged.

To acquire my motivational and inspirational book in digital format see the Kindle, eBook version.



1 Comment

  1. Matt

    August 12, 2013 9:01 am

    The Greatest by Kenny Rogers explains how a little boy keeps trying, and it has a humorous twist at the end which shows how one can keep a positive mind whether the fail or succeed.

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